New Braunfels, TX, October 01, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Nowell's solo exhibition features decorative, artistic and functional pottery. Her pottery includes mid-fire glazed and horsehair Raku. It contains mixed media pieces incorporating wood, leather lacing and basket weaving. Most of her creations are intricately carved and sculpted, incorporating extensive designs carved into and sometimes through the surfaces of her work. A crackle finish resembling a dried lakebed adorns still other works. Many creations feature the technique know as chattering while others are adorned with a design resembling dragon scales. Another technique involves scratching designs into the surface of the clay with small wire instruments. The pottery is created using several different types of clay. This allows her work to vary from very smooth, polished surfaces to rougher more granulated surfaces. Inspiration is drawn from wood turners, basket weavers, sculptors and nature.
Whether it is a teapot, vase, bowl or platter, Nowell's pottery is unique. While some pieces are wheel thrown, others are created using hand build methods. Nowell has received numerous awards for her pottery including the "Peoples' Choice Award" at the 2006 National Ceramic Show in San Angelo, TX. Recently Nowell and her unique techniques were featured in the 2010 book edition of Ceramics Today.
"From the Texas Panhandle to the Hill Country, My Journey in Clay" explores Linda Nowell's career in in the art of pottery. Beginning in the Panhandle of Texas in 1999, Nowell attended a local pottery class and discovered three-dimensional artwork pottery. After developing an unique pottery style, she continued her education by attending pottery classes in Oklahoma City, Taos, San Angelo and Gruene. In 2007 she moved to the Texas Hill Country where she lives today.
About 764 West L.L.C.
The Gallery at 764 West showcases original artwork in a wide assortment of media and styles including photography, oils, acrylics, watercolor, sculpture, pottery, digital arts, and mixed media. Artists from as far away as Denmark have shown at 764 West as well as talented up and coming local and regional artists. Known as the little gallery with exciting art, The Gallery at 764 West hosts a contemporary art show and sale twice a year in the spring and fall. In addition to The Gallery, 764 West also offers custom picture framing, artist supplies, frame and photo restoration, digital imaging and portrait commissions. Artists Scott Jarisch and Jean Longone opened 764 West L.L.C. in 1998 and have been active in seeking to expand the horizons of the New Braunfels community by bringing awareness to the arts and showcasing the many talented artists located in New Braunfels and elsewhere.
During the spring of 2011, oils and watercolors by award winning national artist, J. A. Baker, will be on display. WassailWest, a group art show and sale, will open on December 4, 2010. In the fall of 2011, Patti Schermerhorn, a Fiesta Poster artist will exhibit her award winning acrylic and oils. Chance Feldon is the featured artist in the spring of 2012. A wide variety of artwork in all media and styles by artists Scott Jarisch and Jean Longone are on rotating exhibit at The Gallery the rest of the year.